Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Parlay 7/3/2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Chris Archer
Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs (45-40, 2nd in NL Central) go to PNC Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-43, 4th in NL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Cubs priced at -110 and the Pirates are at -100. The total opens at 9.
The Cubs have been dicey for oddsmakers, having gone 45-40-0 SU. The Pirates cover 48.2% of the time, going 40-43-0 straight up. The Cubs have been a great bet for wagerers as the favorite, going 36-21-0 SU. The Pirates cover 44.1% of the time as an underdog, having gone 26-33-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs have been a solid Over play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 43-40-2.
The Cubs cover 40.0% of the time away from home, having gone 16-24-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates cover 48.6% of the time at PNC Park, going 18-19-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a strong Over play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 48-32-3.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
7/1/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
6/30/2019 Carl Edwards RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 6
6/30/2019 Kyle Hendricks SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/28/2019 Cole Hamels SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
6/24/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/7/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
6/30/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/28/2019 Chris Archer SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/26/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
6/25/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
6/24/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/19/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
6/19/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
6/15/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/13/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 45-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 4.98 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 105 strikeouts over his 90.1 innings pitched and he's given up 74 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 254 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 280 hitters and walked 140 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 713 base hits and 346 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 298 batters and struck out 733. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .254, good for 14th in the league. The Cubs hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 80 hits this season in 297 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 129. Kris Bryant is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 87 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 301 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .535. The Cubs have 726 hits, including 138 doubles and 132 home runs. Chicago has walked 327 times so far this season and they have struck out 761 times as a unit. They have left 578 men on base and have a team OPS of .785. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 431 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 40-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.50, Chris Archer has a 3-6 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 73.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 70 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 342 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 757 base knocks and 403 earned runs this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 305 hitters and struck out 732 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 4th in the league. The Pirates hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .381. He has 98 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 318 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .654 with an OPS+ of 165. Melky Cabrera is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 66 hits in 216 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Pirates as a unit have 784 base hits, including 172 doubles and 90 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 225 times this year and they have struck out on 655 occasions. They have had 584 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 394 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cubs -110 and under 9 runs
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